The buck stops there
In the Marines, you are held responsible for failure.
The commandant, Gen. James F. Amos, said the two generals did not deploy enough troops to guard the base and take other measures to prepare for a ground attack by the Taliban. The two, Maj. Gen. Charles M. Gurganus, the top Marine commander in southern Afghanistan at the time, and Maj. Gen. Gregg A. Sturdevant, the senior Marine aviation officer in the area, "failed to exercise the level of judgment expected of commanders of their rank," Amos said. "It was unrealistic to think that a determined enemy would not be able to penetrate the perimeter fence," Amos said.But then, "What differerence, in the end, does it make?"